OGIC and I weren’t able to post for most of Thursday afternoon. According to artsjournal.com, our invaluable host, the server that handles all the artsjournal blogs, including “About Last Night,” experienced “catastrophic disk failure.” Everything finally got fixed, but not before Our Girl and I went to our respective evening appointments (she to 21 Grams, I to the press preview of the Roundabout Theatre’s revival of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker). I just now got home, posted the backed-up items, and wrote some new stuff. We trust all will be normal from now on, or at least for a few more minutes.
The amazing thing is that even though we couldn’t update the site for much of the day, we still pulled in an impressive amount of traffic: just over 2,100 page views, twice our previously normal figure. It begins to look as if at least some of the folks who visited “About Last Night” for the first time as the result of this week’s link orgy might just be sticking around. That’s very good news indeed.
Fridays can be hectic in both New York and Chicago, but we’ll do our damnedest to give you as many piping-hot entries as possible. In the meantime, please tell all your friends about www.terryteachout.com, the 24/5-to-7 arts blog. It’s been a great week for us. Let’s have another.